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First EB of the year in Denver


The IOC Executive Board (EB) will start its first meeting of 2009 in two days’ time, in Denver, Colorado (United States), alongside SportAccord, the international sports convention. Led by President Jacques Rogge, the 14 EB members will have a full agenda from 25 to 27 March.

Meetings with the IFs
On the agenda of the first morning, the EB will meet the International Summer Olympic Sports Federations, followed by the International Winter Olympic Sports Federations, before closing the morning of 25 March by a meeting with the General Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF) Council.

Agenda items
Besides the activities of the IOC and its commissions, the EB’s work will focus mainly on the preparations for the next editions of the Olympic Games – Vancouver 2010, London 2012 and Sochi 2014 -, as well as for the Singapore 2010 and Innsbruck 2012 Youth Olympic Games (YOG). The 2009 Olympic Congress will also be one of the subjects addressed. The EB meeting will end with the IOC President’s press conference.

The YOG – one of the themes of SportAccord
SportAccord, the annual meeting of the parties involved in international sport, is being held in the United States for the first time. From 23 to 27 March, Denver will host more than 1,000 representatives of international sports federations, important leaders, broadcasters, journalists and members of the Olympic family, who will discuss the challenges and prospects facing the global sports movement. And the theme “Youth Olympic Games (YOG) – Engaging the Youth of the World” figures prominently. What are the YOG? What difficulties have been faced to date in the conception and planning of this event? What should the role of the digital media be? To speak about this new IOC project and answer questions will be IOC Olympic Games Executive Director Gilbert Felli, IOC Athletes’ Commission Chairman and member of the Coordination Commission for the 2010 YOG Frank Fredericks, and President of the Singapore YOG Organising Committee.


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